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Athens, Greece

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Athens. The capital of Greece, the city where democracy was born.

The heart of the city beats in Syntagma Square, where you can find the Parliament and most of the Ministry buildings. The most famous and historical areas are the Monastiraki Market, Kolonaki Square and Lycabettus Hill.

You can't go to Athens and not visit the Acropolis. If you are keen on learning more about the city, there are a variety of places you can visit, such as the National Archeological Museum, the Ancient Market and the Panathinaic Stadium. At the Monastiraki Market and around Plaka you can find loads of little traditional shops that sell everything from honey to sandals and worry beads.

You will soon discover that each side of the city has its own very distinctive character. The feisty West Side where the people are as scary as they look. The East with the brand new airport and the amazing view. The posh North Side, where you can find some of the best restaurants in the city and plenty of clothing stor…

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In Greek mythology that Athena and Posiden fought over Athens and Posiden offered a a salt water spring and Athena offered an olive tree, but the people of Athens chose the olive tree and Athena's gift was chosen and she was the patron of Athens and that is why it is called ATHENS.

what is the best time to visit greece?

what is the best time of the year to visit greece?

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It really depends what you want to see and do in Greece. For a classic Greek Island Hop the best times are at the edges of the summer season, May and June, and September. Here's some more information about great Greek Holiday options:http://www.worldreviewer.com/info/top-travel-greek-islands.html

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